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Farming

Training lacks credibility

Farm training Agricultural industry training is under fire from farmers who claim qualifications lack value and credibility.

Livestock attacks 'cowardly'

lamb Sheep rustlers using dogs and traps continue to target the flock in Auckland's Cornwall Park.

Sediment linked to sheep

sediment fingerprinting Science has uncovered sheep, not dairy cows, as culprits for some sediment problems in Southland estuaries.

Added-value dairy exports needed

Winston Peters Fonterra's joint venture with Chinese infant food maker Beingmate has "warning bells all over it" according to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Farming app up for award

Dairy app A Manawatu-made app could see farmers checking their herds without leaving home.

Opinion poll

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Related story: Lochinver Station sale leaves Fed Farmers 'uneasy'

An extra week to end it all?

A dairy worker's cottage Louise Giltrap takes a look at a couple of pieces of legislation governing employees' housing and suggests an improvement.

Cuts destroy team

Restructuring has destroyed the team of AgResearch scientists that made a big discovery for NZ agriculture.

Are we missing out?

Beyond the pale

Farming app up for award

Dairy app A Manawatu-made app could see farmers checking their herds without leaving home.

Downgrade no cause for alarm

There is no cause for panic over Fonterra's credit rating being cut, an economist says.

'Appalling behaviour'

Still the largest

Added-value dairy exports needed

Fonterra's joint venture with Chinese infant food maker Beingmate has "warning bells all over it" according to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Success secrets shared

roast beef Southland farmers who sell beef and lamb direct to the consumer will feature on TV.

White face a premium advantage

Hereford-friesian calves are fetching premium prices in parts of NZ as the annual round of calf sales gets into full swing.

NZ meat sales hit Chinese TV

Meat price may disappoint

Red devons catching on

Red devons may not be well-known in New Zealand but they have a well-deserved big reputation overseas.

Sediment linked to sheep

sediment fingerprinting Science has uncovered sheep, not dairy cows, as culprits for some sediment problems in Southland estuaries.

Shrek still a world-bleater

Those Aussies are forever trying to pull the wool over our eyes. But this time, the dags have fallen short.

What goes on in a sheepdog's head?

Farmer's perfume trick

Livestock attacks 'cowardly'

Sheep rustlers using dogs and traps continue to target the flock in Auckland's Cornwall Park.

Delays frustrate hemp growers

Kina Beach Vineyard. Seed growers are fed up with continued delays limiting them from growing hemp for the 2014/15 season and developing a vibrant industry.

Hawke's Bay grower wins

A Hawke's Bay grape grower has won the Champion Wine of the Show at this year's Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

A head for potatoes

Organic berry market grows

Seeds of optimism

Canterbury's arable farmers are scanning the horizon for more mild weather to get crops in the ground this spring after a wet autumn sowing.

Allied Farmers back in black

magnifying glass dollar Allied said the focus for the coming year would be to continue to grow the livestock business.

Better prepared for wind

Farmers have learnt a few lessons from the big storms that hit Canterbury a year ago.

Burn-offs leave residents fuming

Fire control warning

Training lacks credibility

Agricultural industry training is under fire from farmers who claim qualifications lack value and credibility.

IRD warning for dairying

ird Dairy farmers need to take action now to avoid high Inland Revenue interest being charged on tax owed for the season, warns a tax expert.

Keep calm and carry on calving

Here is some timely advice as the strenuous demands of calving approach.

Take worries away from clifftops

Cows like to be cool, too

Plantain guru casts light on system

About 80 Taranaki beef and sheep farmers have a new insight into growing plantain.

Bigger plans on the way for Fieldays

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Planning is already well underway for next year's Fieldays, as the team celebrates the success of the most recent event.

A brave new world

Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Sculpture's timely entry

Upbeat over tech future

Chile chases youngster's invention

Young inventor Patrick Roskam is on an upward trajectory of success following his acceptance of his latest award.